• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard for a "normal" person, but not good for all day use

    • Written by from Redditch

    This keyboard looks fantastic, uses very little battery and utilises bluetooth technology so can be used at large distances which makes it's use with iMacs or cinema displays perfect when watching movies etc.

    It was also perfect when doing basic tasks like browsing the web, social media etc.

    However, when I'm doing front-end development and other similar tasks, the lack of num-pad, delete etc it makes life more difficult than using a standard keyboard.

    In a nut-shell, I'd recommend this keyboard to someone who uses their computer for basic browsing.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it less than 1 star I would.

    • Written by from STOURBRIDGE

    A truly useless keyboard. Keys get stuck on such a regular basis I spend more time deleting than typing. But then delete gets stuck and erases everything anyway. The old bluetooth keyboard was far superior, lasted years instead of months like this one and who decided to do a away with the number pad? I use a logitech mouse which is awesome I'll be getting a logitech keyboard soon enough, this thing is a joke. Apple, just because it's pretty doesn't mean it isn't rubbish.

    39 of 67 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless keyboard not good for Pro Applications

    • Written by from Brackley

    If Apple could make a wireless keyboard with the number keypad, then this would be perfect. Until that time, using software such as Logic Studio or Final Cut, you are hampered by the lack of extra keys if you wish to use Screen sets and pressing play/record etc.
    I have to use a wired keyboard consequently, so the advantages of wireless, such as being able to control Logic from across a studio room are lost. Shame because it is such a lovely design.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard with a few things missing

    • Written by from Ormskirk

    This keyboard arrived with my iMac. It's compact size allows it to be used all over my room with no problems about space. The smaller size takes some getting used to but once you do its a brilliant factor in it's design. The aluminium unibody is impressive as you would expect from apple. The reason I rated it down is my caps lock key doesn't always work properly (probably just an individual fault) and the lack of keys like home, page up, end etc. The lack of a num pad doesn't bother me although for some people, that may be an important factor. Overall I love this keyboard and find it incredibly convenient.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typical Apple quality and functionality :-)

    • Written by from WATCHET

    I love this little keyboard. Yes, it may take a short time to adapt to, after using old style keyboards, but once you're used to it, you'll hate having to type on anything else again.

    As for the complaint someone made about the £ sign... it sounds like s/he was using a US keyboard and not a British one. I have the £ sign printed above the 3 on mine... in fact I just used it (with Shift only, as is normal, no worry about the Option key)! You only have to look at the enlarged pic on this page to see the £ sign on the British keyboard layout in closeup.

    10 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finding the £ key

    • Written by from BISHOP'S STORTFORD

    Although I am generally very happy with this keyboard (though I would prefer it if it had the additional numeric keypad as my wired one does), what is driving me mad is the £ key!

    Although you can use the shift key with any of the other number keys to get the symbol above the number; with the 3 key you have to use the Alt key to the get the £ symbol above. Using the shift key gives you a #. I rang Apple and they said "that's just the way it is".

    It's completely counter-intuitive to have to use the Alt key for this one key. Apple - PLEASE TAKE NOTE AND CHANGE THIS!

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    THERE IS A DELETE KEY!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Exeter

    Excellent little keyboard, looks good, great battery life, feels good to type on and THERE IS A DELETE KEY!!! Use "fn" + "backspace". Took me a year to discover this by mistake, but there you go...

    64 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    a beautiful keyboard

    • Written by from STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

    This keyboard is not just wonderful to use but beautiful and aesthetically pleasing too. To sit with it on my knee, when needed, is a boon and a facility much enjoyed. With the companion mouse my desk is clean and minimalist. They are a combination I have long waited for, and which has now been fulfilled. Strongly recommended.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while it worked.

    • Written by from Amersham

    Switching from Macbook to iMac was made easy thanks to this device. Unfortunately, it just underwent its first battery change and now it doesn't switch on. Apple will be getting shouted at later.

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad essential

    • Written by from clacton on sea

    The is a beautiful keyboard that you will never regret buying to use with the iPad

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very dissapoint, missing keys

    • Written by from Bridgwater

    I get this with my new Imac, unfortunately very frustrating .. not keypad, no delete key, cannot type fast numbers,

    the only good thing is small and wireless, that all.

    non recommend

    21 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lovely but be warned

    • Written by from Wallasey

    Lovely keyboard, but be warned... if you leave it turned off for too long (like about 6 months) and the batteries go bad you can not remove the bad batteries. Due to its compact design and solid aluminium case, if the batteries do go off and expand the keyboard is useless. Just had to throw mine away due to bad batteries. Not happy.

    Like I say though, gorgeous keyboard.. if you can swallow the exorbitant asking price.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    • Written by from LEEDS

    I give this keyboard two stars for the positive features mentioned by others: portability and responsiveness. However, as a touch typist, I simply hate it. I got this keyboard with my new iMac, and unlike the computer itself, this has been a complete waste of money. I cannot see the logic of giving a desktop machine a notebook keyboard; portability is not a requirement on the desktop. An extended keyboard with full page manipulation, delete and numeric functionality is more appropriate. I sorely miss these features. Worst of all are the small keys, which for the unfortunate among us with large hands is a real handicap. Typing mistakes are the order of the day, thus reducing my speed to a crawling stutter. Here is the last sentence typed without any corrections. [Here 8s the oastr sentence typed q8th97t any c9rrect89hs.] Ughh …!
    IF YOU ARE A TOUCH TYPIST, DON'T TOUCH THIS KEYBOARD.
    Apple should go back to the drawing board, do a product recall, and replace free of charge. I shall be forced to buy a non-Apple, inelegant but functional keyboard.

    59 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sacrificing functionality and productivity for style. Disappointing.

    • Written by from Burton-on-Trent

    Ok, I got this keyboard with my new iMac. I use my Mac for music composition and production (Mainly using Logic 8 and Sibelius 6).

    So, good points first: -
    1. This keyboard feels very nice to use, typing is easier with the low profile keys and the good build quality is the kind you'd expect from apple.
    2. The wireless tech is great and saves more space than I would have imagined, since I now have no wires trailing all over the desk, leaving room for my external drives/audio interfaces etc.
    3. It looks really good too.

    This is all great until you come to use it in any music software.

    This is because most music software uses THE NUMPAD! Why apple have decided that they'll remove the numeric keypad I don't know. I suppose it's to save space... at the expense of functionality and productivity. Either that or it's so that they can charge you an extra 50 quid for a wireless keypad/calculator.
    Perhaps I'm being a little facetious there, but the truth is if this doesn't work out its going to cost you as much again for a separate wireless numpad.

    Even if you spend the extra money, the calculator/keypad still does not feature the delete and scroll keys which have been removed from the design.
    On the keyboard these have been replaced by a single function key. And it doesn't help that the secondary functions of keys are not labeled on the keyboard.

    In short, my advice, if you are going to use this with any music software like Logic, Guitar Pro or Sibelius, is DON'T!
    Go with the USB version with the numpad and other functions or wait for a wireless version of the full sized keyboard to be released.

    38 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant

    • Written by from warminster

    the only problem is i am running an windows vista and some of the keys dont work like volume so if there is any help out there

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Well . .

    • Written by

    To be honest its good being able to move and have it in your lap but it runs out of battery way too quickly and i would rather have the old keyboard. I put batteries in the key pad and mouse about once a month.

    20 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4 connectivity

    • Written by from Coventry

    I haven't seen this option officially listed but this keyboard works with iPhone 4, makes SMS and email much easier for those of blessed with short fat fingers. Pairs through bluetooth in the same way as a headset or remote speaker. Top!

    [-1 star for missing number pad]

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent keyboard. best value for money available!

    • Written by from worcester

    As i said in the title, this keyboard is excellent value for money - it's bluetooth, it's got island/chiclet style keys, very small footprint (Good riddance Num-Pad!!), battery lasts around 4 months from my use.. and it even works flawlessly with my iPhone 3GS with shortcuts like Cmd+C/V working as Copy and Paste! All for only £51.70!! I would recommend this keyboard to literally anyone! :)

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and very functional.

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    Excellent little keyboard. Been looking for a nice, compact sized keyboard to use with my Macbook for a long time, as I also use my Macbook through a secondary screen, 32" tv, and needed something that would sit nicely on my lap, without being too over sized, and this does the job perfectly. I have no idea what a previous reviewer has against this product. I think it's great. And to say there is no delete button! Er, what is the button in the top right corner, below the eject button? Oh! It's the delete button!

    Ok, Apple I do have to admit, you have to reduce the cost, as £56 is a bit steep for a keyboard, and for that you lose a star! I was in two minds to buy it because of that.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Close to perfect!

    • Written by from Loughborough

    Unlike what some have said regarding this product, it is VERY productive. There is a slight learning curve if you're used to standard plastic mold keyboards, but once you get the hang of it, it is fantastic! I got mine as standard with my iMac last month and it is, hands down, the best keyboard I have ever used in my life so far. The design is incredible, attractive, space saving, but most of all different. If you're new to Apple computers I doubt you will have used a keyboard like this before, especially out of a laptop.

    Give yourself a month or so to get used to it, you'll need it. After that i'm sure you'll love it. However, if you're a person who doesn't take to change very well then i'd stay clear of it.

    29 of 33 people found this useful